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Gwendoline Abunaw and Matthew Smith shaking hands at the announcement of the partnership between USAID and Ecobank Cameroon.
May 26, 2016

Today, U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Ecobank Cameroon SA announced a new partnership that will mobilize up to U.S. $3.7 million of local financing over eight years for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in the health sector in Cameroon.  Financing will be made available via loans to health SMEs and NGOs which provide family planning, reproductive health and maternal/child health services or products.

YALI West Africa Regional Advisory Board Chair, Victorine Kambe Sarr addressing the conference
May 21, 2016

Over 160 young leaders from 21 West African countries gathered in Accra, Ghana, to share their expertise and engage on critical issues for the future of Africa. In support of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, USAID and IREX organized the 2nd West Africa Regional Conference for Mandela Washington Fellows in Accra from May 19 – 21, 2016. Fellows are leading social entrepreneurs, public servants, and community activists who are effecting positive change in their communities.

Ghana's Vice President Amissah-Arthur and USAID Assistant Administrator Linda Etim cutting the ribbon to inaugurate the building
May 20, 2016

Accra, Ghana - Today, May 20, 2016, the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) inaugurated the new building of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership Center West Africa - Accra, on the GIMPA campus.

May 12, 2016

Initiated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Peace through Development II program (PDEV II) is holding a workshop on May 12 and 13 in Ouagadougou to discuss best practices and lessons learned. Launched in 2012, PDEV II mobilized, trained, and educated thousands of young people, media professionals, organizations and members of civil society, actors in local governance, and finally ordinary citizens in Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad to fight against the rise of violent extremism and promote peace through a more inclusive development and better governance.

April 25, 2016

The United States Government, in collaboration with the Government of Togo, is boosting the capacity of researchers from six countries to generate and share the information needed by decision makers to address public health issues in West Africa. Participants from Togo, Burkina Faso, Niger, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon and Mauritania will take part in a regional workshop in Lomé, Togo, from April 25-29, 2016, on the theme “Fundamentals of Operations Research,” organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) regional evaluation and research project, Evidence for Development.

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